Film Events

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Fri, 05/22/2015 - 6:45pm
Alicia Ashman Library

(This film is rated 17+ -- younger viewers will need to attend with a parent or have a signed parental permission slip on file)

In 1967, mankind encountered the hostile alien BETA and the Space Race became a Space War. Despite every measure thrown against them, the BETA made their first deadly landings on Earth in 1973 and by 1998, half of Eurasia has fallen. While the rest of the world stages desperate defensive battles across a thousand fronts, a brutally savaged Japan barely...

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

LakeFrontRow Cinema presents films from UW-Madison student filmmakers, curated with the assistance of Aaron Granat, video instructor, UW-Madison Communication Arts Department. From independent projects to expanded production exercises, experimental to narrative to documentary, this showcase spans a variety of genres and artistic styles. Films include:

Two avant-garde pieces from UW-Madison instructor and Wisconsin Film Festival programmer John Powers
"Difficult," a...

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 6:30pm
Pinney Library

Join us for the 1986 cult classic BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. Directed by John Carpenter and his frequent leading man Kurt Russell, Cult Night returns to Pinney in grand fashion.

Lights refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Pinney Library. There is room for 50 guests and seating will be on a first come first serve basis.

This film is rated PG-13 by the MPAA.

If You Don't, I Will
Fri, 05/29/2015 - 6:45pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Directed by Sophie Fillières
Canada / 2014 / French with English subtitles / 102 min
Pomme and Pierre have been together a long time. Passion and spontaneity have given way to predictability and cold shoulders. But there's a lingering optimism, a hope they can return to the couple they used to be, attending chic art openings and sharing a laugh like young lovers. On a hike together one afternoon, Pomme declares her independence by deciding to stay...

Sat, 05/30/2015 - 2:00pm
Hawthorne Library

Join us for Hawthorne's Adult Swim Theater! This is an ongoing film event in which we will be showing a newly released adult feature the last Saturday of each month.

This film is rated R. Minors under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend.

"U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield. However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy...

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 6:00pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

In this scandalous 1962 film Humbert Humbert, a divorced British professor of French literature, travels to small-town America for a teaching position. He allows himself to be swept into a relationship with Charlotte Haze, his widowed and sexually famished landlady, whom he marries in order that he might pursue the woman's 14-year-old flirtatious daughter, Lolita, with whom he has fallen hopelessly in love.

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 6:30pm
Pinney Library

Pinney Library's First Friday Flicks film series features SELMA on June 5. SELMA chronicles Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

"Packed with incident and overflowing with fascinating characters, it is a triumph of efficient, emphatic cinematic storytelling. And much more than that, of course: It would be hard to imagine a timelier, more necessary popular entertainment in the year of Ferguson...

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Fri, 06/05/2015 - 6:45pm
Alicia Ashman Library

In the distant future, Ledo, a young soldier from space, wakes up and finds himself marooned on an ocean planet. Growing up in space and knowing nothing but battle, he is a stranger in a strange land, full of odd customs and a foreign language, but he's not alone. Starting a new journey on this verdurous planet, Ledo must find a way to survive and reconcile the fact that he may never be able to return home!
screening permission and image courtesy of Viz Media,...

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 6:30pm
Pinney Library

As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom. (via IMDb)

Lights refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Pinney Library.

There is room for 50 guests and seating will be on a first come first serve basis. Doors to the film open at 6pm.

TOP GUN is rated PG by the MPAA.

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 6:45pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Award-winning feature, documentary, independent, and foreign films